HP claims it has more TouchPads coming

Having made its TouchPad a success by killing it of, HP may have more devices up its sleeve to satisfy punters clamouring to get their hands on the £89 tablet.

"We had a great response to the new price and are now temporarily out of stock on hp.com and at many local retailers," wrote Mark Budgell in a blog posting updated just hours ago

"We will have more available shortly," he promised, recommending prospective buyers keep an eye on www.hp.com/go/touchpad-availability, so see when they tip up.

Budgell says HP is "fully committed" to providing support and service of customers who purchased webOS devices despite having canned the whole idea. "We will hono[u]r our product warranties and will continue to provide support via services like the webOS Butler, our free setup support service available to all purchasers of HP webOS products for the first 90 days after purchase. We expect that HP TouchPad owners can look forward to an over-the-air update that will enhance the platform and add functionality and a growing applications catalog(ue)" he wrote.

No. Whether the company is spun off, sold or kept in the HP portfolio, the team here remains committed to creating and supporting great products and services for customers like you all over the world. Read more on the size and scope of the PSG business here.

HP is "the world’s largest PC manufacturer" Budgell wrote, saying: "whatever structure we ultimately take, we plan to continue delivering innovative products and stand by you." That structure may mean however that the Personal Systems Group for which Budgell works isn't a HP company an more and that HP isn't the largest PC manufacturer any more either.

"Whether the company is spun off, sold or kept in the HP portfolio, the team here remains committed to creating and supporting great products and services for customers like you all over the world," Budgell helpfully informs us.